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Hey guys I've read the "Power antenna " thread and it doesn't help me ...My antenna only has two wires red and blue! Do I need a relay or is there another way to wire it up?

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Is it a factory antenna or a universal aftermarket one?
If it's a factory antenna, what year, make and model of car is it? If it's an aftermarket antenna, what brand is it?
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Hey guys I've read the "Power antenna " thread and it doesn't help me ...My antenna only has two wires red and blue! Do I need a relay or is there another way to wire it up?
I had one in my garage so I went and got it, it has a red and green wire and it is for a switch. the switch is so you can stop it wherever you like. so one wire is for up the other is for down. what this one shows you have six terminals on the switch, looking at the back on the right side you have the red wire from the antenna on the top terminal then you run a black wire to ground from the middle one, and the bottom one a red wire to your fuse panel , make sure you use a small amp fuse 3a or 5a. Then on the left side the green on mine, goes on the top terminal, the middle and bottom are empty. I like the switch, because in town you don't have to put your antenna all the way up, and on the road you can put it higher. I think your blue wire is the same as my green. go on the internet and look up your antenna's wiring diagram. mine is a Harada, it's a semi auto antenna, some go up when you turn the radio on, I always put a switch on those also, for the same reason.


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hi,
a simple test would be to connect 12 volts to the red lead and ground the blue temporarily and watch/listen for movement of the motor. is the mast moving?
then reverse the connections of the lead and check again. leave the trim nut in place while doing so. if no movement then see below.
do the wires go into a relay/box that you can tell of, or into the antenna? if so, red would be battery power, blue would be for the power antenna output of your radio. you didn't mention of a black lead, which would be ground, although it may ground when mounted to a metal fender. a 5 amp fuse would be fine on the power wire (red).
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WOW !!!!!lots of info,,,,, will try all your suggestions and I'll see what make the antenna is ....will let you guys know the results soon
THANK GUYS!!!!!!!
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